Nudnik

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Nudnik was a Czechoslovak/Czech animated film series directed by Gene Deitch, produced by William Lawrence Snyder, and distributed by Paramount Studios. The shorts were released during 1965 and 1967 with 12 shorts, and a new series was made in 1991.

On Gene Deitch's entry on the IMDb website (see External links below) there are listings of eight short animated films featuring the Nudnik character.

The shorts were featured on Cartoon Network's animated anthology series ToonHeads in 1996.[1]

The "pilot" episode of the series Here's Nudnik, originally called Nudnik #2, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1965.

Shorts[edit]

Title Release Date Alternate Title
01 - Here's Nudnik August 1, 1965 Nudnik #2
02 - Drive On, Nudnik November 1965 None
03 - Home Sweet Nudnik March 1966 None
04 - Nudnik on a Shoestring March 12, 1966 None
05 - Welcome, Nudnik' May 1966 None
06 - Nudnik on the Roof July 1966 None
07 - From Nudnik with Love September 1966 None
08 - Who Needs Nudnik?? May 1967 None
09 - Nudnik on the Beach May 1967 None
10 - Good Neighbor Nudnik June 1967 None
11 - Nudnik's Nudnickel August 1967 None
12 - I Remember Nudnik September 1967 None

Synopsis[edit]

Nudnik contains only one major character, named Yaramaz Nudnik. He can't do anything right; when he does something, it usually ends with disastrous results, and usually gets him in trouble.

Though there were other characters, they were unnamed. None of these characters appeared more than once.

Remake[edit]

A new animated series, The Nudnik Show was created in 1991. According to the IMDb listing, Jules Feiffer was a writer for the series, and the production companies were Paramount Pictures and Rembrandt Films.[1]

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